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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Child Day-Care Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Child Day-Care Services?

What is the average price of Child Day-Care Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Child Day-Care Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Child Day-Care Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Child Day-Care Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Child Day-Care Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Child Day-Care Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The child day-care service market is highly fragmented, with the four largest suppliers accounting for less than 30.0% of total market revenue. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 670,000 suppliers of child day-care services throughout the United States. Although mergers and acquisitions are common in this market, each year... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


Are your hours of operation flexible? Do you require a certain number of hours per day or week?

If the day care is closed due to a holiday or unexpected event, are there provisions for back-up care?

How do you evaluate whether your hours of operation cater to the needs of your clients?

Do you allow visitors at all times? If not, what is the procedure for visiting the center?

External Drivers

How do unemployment levels affect your business? Do you adjust your operations as employment levels shift?

Do you offer incentives or assistance for low or single-income families?

How has demand for your services been affected by the growth of the nine-and-younger age demographic?

Does your day care take advantage of any government subsidies or grants? How do you monitor changes in government assistance?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle reduced demand?


How does your occupancy rate compare with your competitors? How much of your budget is spent on marketing?

What measures do you take to differentiate yourself from your competitors in such a fragmented market?

Due to growing competition, do you offer enrichment programs or other perks to clients? Are these programs included in the tuition or paid for separately?

How have you managed to keep your operating costs under control? Has this affected the quality of your offerings?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify their budgets for child day-care services.

Buyers should detail the cost model and contract term for annual ongoing costs, such as educational programs.

Buyers should reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should consider vendors that offer a solution that meets the requirements of the RFP.

Buyers should review the experience of vendors based on client references and the quality of their customer service.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the child day-care services.

For a detailed list of key criteria to consider when evaluating providers, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should provide the timeline of the RFP and project.

Buyers must include the date of when proposals are due and when the award information will be available.

Buyers should provide any other benchmark dates that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a low level of risk in the supply chain for child day-care services. Suppliers that operate day-care centers make fewer recurring purchases because most critical inputs are capital investments, reducing the risk from upstream suppliers. Some of the key products and services that suppliers acquire to run their... Subscribe to learn more.